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The current March/April issue of Java Magazine is chock-full with embedded content:
- From Smart Grids to Microbrews: Using Java ME 8 to manage utilities infrastructure AND to brew beer
- Java ME 8 and the Internet of Things: Top features of Java ME 8
- New to Java? How to become and Embedded Java Developer in Minutes
- JavaFX and Near Field Communication on the Raspberry Pi
… along with lots of other great Java content, especially related to this week’s launch of Java 8.
PS: For more info on the beer-brewing use case, see the screencast “Developing Modular, Service-enabled Applications: Java ME 8” (go here and scroll down to see the screencast under the “Java ME 8” section).
Java Magazine is free, but requires registration. Enjoy!
Announcing Java ME 8 Early Access #2
This blog has been quiet lately, but not for lack of activity … quite the opposite.
We’ve been extremely busy with Java ME 8 – getting the specs (JSR 360: CLDC 8 & JSR 361: MEEP 8) ready for final ballot and working hard on updating the first Java ME 8 Early Access at JavaOne 2013 (learn more) by adding the latest features as well as new platforms.
So today, we’re announcing new update releases:
- Oracle Java ME Embedded 8 Early Access #2
- Oracle Java ME SDK 8 Early Access #2
These releases are designed to continue to drive Java ME 8 momentum in the industry by giving the community access to the latest Java ME 8 functionality and to demonstrate Oracle’s commitment to delivering Java ME 8 as a modern and purpose-built embedded software platform that addresses the rising demands of the embedded software industry and the Internet of Things.
Key features of the Java ME 8 and Java ME SDK 8 Early Access #2 releases:
- Improved support for the JSR 360 (CLDC 8 and GCF 8) draft
- Improved support for the JSR 361 (MEEP 8) draft
- Improved tooling support (Developer Agent, On-device Debugging, Memory Monitor, Network Monitor, CPU Profiler, Logging)
- Improved networking and connectivity, including wireless support (3GPP, CDMA, WiFi)
- Improved access to peripheral devices through Device Access API
- New APIs for RESTful programming (JSON, OAuth2, HTTP client)
- Updated Java ME SDK 8 EA #2, improving support for new ME 8 functionality, platforms, peripheral devices, tooling, and integration with NetBeans 8 Beta
- Ongoing support for APIs such as
- File Connection
- Wireless Messaging
- Web Services
- Security and Trust Services
- Bug fixes, usability, performance, and footprint improvements
- New support for Qualcomm IoE platform on Brew MP
- Improved support for Raspberry Pi Model B on Debian Linux
- Improved support for Windows 7
Call To Action/Where to find more:
- View the 15 minute webcast “Introduction into Java Micro Edition (ME) 8″
- Browse the full slide deck on “Java ME 8 and The Rise of the Internet of Things”
- Learn more and download Early Access #2 binaries and tools
- Access Release Notes and step-by-step Getting Started Guides
- The keynote “The Future of Java”
- A session on “Embedded Java: Smart, Connected, Pervasive”
I hope to see you in Prague. If you haven’t registered yet, you can use the promotion code “oracle” and get a €100 price break.
10/06/2011 in Mobile & Embedded | Tags: embedded, Embedded Java, emeb, Java 7, Java EE, Java language, Java ME, Java on OS X, Java platform, Java SE, Java SE 7, Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded, JavaFX, JavaOne, JavaOne San Francisco, mobile, Mobile Java, Mobility, Open Source, OpenJDK | Leave a comment
Finally, I get a chance to catch my breath. JavaOne has been extremely busy and while there are still a few hours of good talks to go here is a quick summary so far:
The vibe is very positive. Attendance is significantly up over previous years and the show is well organized. Feedback from attendees has been very excouraging – lots of good buzz on #javaone and other social channels. Many sessions are sold out or standing-room only.
This year’s JavaOne left no doubt Java is moving again, and picking up steam. Throughout the conference and in the various keynotes there was a host of announcements, strategic initiatives, roadmaps, product releases and updates.
I’ll try to summarize, focusing on the Java Platform, Java SE, and Java ME technologies:
Java SE and the Java Platform:
- Oracle announces plans for advancing the Java SE Platform, including a vision beyond JDK 8
- A JDK 7 for Mac OS X Developer Preview is now available, with full developer and consumer releases planned for 2012
- NetBeans 7.1 Beta is now available, featuring full Java SE 7 support
- Oracle details plans for JDK 8, proposed features, and a revised roadmap with extended scope, now scheduled for availability in summer 2013
- Oracle is continuing its work to merge the HotSpot and JRockit JVMs, with the first converged features available in JDK 7
- IBM announces availability of Java SE 7 across its products lines, the faster ever adoption of a new Java SE release by IBM
- Oracle recently announced availability of Java SE 7 for Embedded on ARM and x86 platforms
- OpenJDK hosts the development of JDK 7 for Mac OS X, JDK 8, and becomes the reference implementation for Java SE 8 and beyond
- Twitter joins OpenJDK
JavaFX and Rich Client UI Technology:
- The JavaFX 2.0 GA for Windows is now available
- A JavaFX 2.0 for Mac OS X Developer Preview is now available, with GA releases planned starting 2012
- NetBeans 7.1 Beta is now available, with JavaFX 2.0 support
- Oracle details JavaFX roadmap to 2013, including cross-platform support for Mac OS X and Linux
- Oracle announces plans to open source the JavaFX platform in the OpenJDK project
- A private Beta for JavaFX Scene Builder is now available, with public Beta planned in early 2012
- Oracle announces Project ‘Avatar’: A complete solution for Dynamic Rich Clients, including HTML5 support and back-end integration
- Oracle increases investment in Java ME
- Oracle Java Wireless Client (OJWC) 3.1 is now available
- Oracle announces plans to evolve the Java ME Platform and align Java ME with Java SE 7 through:
- Submission of new JSRs over the coming months
- Updates of the CLDC Platform VM and library specifications to enable better alignment with Java SE 7 features
- Creation of a “CDC Profile” in Java SE 8, which allows deployment of Java SE 8 implementations in resource-constrained environments
- JavaFX to become the graphics framework of choice for mid-range and high-end embedded platforms
- Oracle announces intent for full coverage of embedded vertical markets
- Oracle plans increased and deeper integration of Java ME with content services (“Mobile Services Integration”)
For more information and details, please see the related press releases:
- Oracle Continues to Move Java Forward and Details Java SE 8 Roadmap
- Oracle Highlights Java EE Momentum at JavaOne Conference
- Oracle Releases JavaFX 2.0
- Oracle Increases Investment in Java ME
- Oracle Announces Winners of the 2011 Duke’s Choice Awards
- Oracle Previews NetBeans IDE 7.1: Delivers Support for JavaFX 2.0
After speaking to many developers over the past days it’s clear JavaOne has brought renewed excitement and energy to the Java community. I personally am particularly excited about Java FX 2.0, the Mac OS X support for JDK 7 and JavaFX, and bringing Java ME back to the mainstream platform again.
Two more related links:
- JavaOne celebrates the success of enterprise Java (InfoWorld)
- Oracle shows JavaFX on iOS and Android (MacWorld)
Some quick updates and links that have accumulated over the past days:
- Adam Messinger Talks to InfoQ About Java 7 and 8
- A Fresh Look at Embedded with Greg Bollella, Chief Architect, Embedded Java
- Moving Java Forward: New Java Training!
OTN just published an interview with Brian Goetz, who is Oracle’s Java Language Architect. Brian talks about the evolution of the Java language, how to write good code, developments in the JVM, concurrency, InvokeDynamic, Project Lambda, Project Coin, and other language enhancements coming to Java SE 7 and 8. Check it out!